There are about 8,000 people in the Joe Slovo Township; more than half of them are children. Even though there are so many children, there are only two playgrounds in Joe Slovo. When there are no playgrounds, children play with phones, on cars, or in polluted water. Some children decide to play alone on the street or at home.
Playgrounds are important for children because if they are in playgrounds, they do not think about drugs or do crime; they just play and have fun.
We think the government does not feel that playgrounds are important to children because they do not build more of them. To stop kids from doing dangerous things, the best solution is for more playgrounds to be built.
These children are playing in polluted water. This is bad because they can get a disease. -Abongile Hole
Sometimes, children do not have much to do. Many choose to just relax until the sun goes down. They sit on the grass and tell jokes or stories. They may tell what happened to them, like why they have a scar, why this and that, who and when. - Nwabisa Nake
This boy does not have friends to play with. He is playing with the roll for painting. When there are no playgrounds, many kids have to play alone. - Anele Bokuva
This is one of two playgrounds we have in Joe Slovo. - Anele Bokuva
These children have watched someone on the phone and they are pretending to do the same thing. They will have phones when they are older. - Kamokgelo Matutu
In these next photos, children are driving cars. Either they are playing on cars that were bought or found, or they use their imagination. These children are very creative. - Anele Bokuva
- Anele Bokuva